Hip hop pop sensations OUTKAST are to produce a full length feature film.
Working with their long time video director, Bryan Barber, the movie should be set for release by HBO mid June this year.
The film which will star acting newbies, duo Big Boi and Andre 3000, will contain new and unreleased OutKast material. However Barber is adamant that it will not be a Rap flick – and that it is set in the 1930's.
“I had this idea in my mind for two years and wrote the film loosely based on my life and wrote their parts loosely based on some of our experiences together,” Barber explained. “Basically, Dre and Big Boi have coinciding stories.
“Big Boi's in a love triangle and has to choose between his dream of being a businessman and his family. Dre's is more of a tragic love story. He falls in love with someone from out of town, which motivates him to follow his dream.”
“It's not really a hip-hop movie at all, it just happens to have two major hip-hop stars in it,” he explained. “It's more of a 1930s musical. I took some of the music from OutKast and set it in that time. That's one of the things I set out to do. I was trying to make a statement on how music from today could have been music from the 1930s.”
Macy Gray will also star playing “a jaded singer” and soul vocalist Patti LaBelle will also feature. A soundtrack album from the film has been rumoured ahead of more new OutKast material later due out this year.